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Activist Alert 8-22-2013

Occupy Medical will not be downtown during the Eugene Celebration Sunday, Aug. 25, but instead the mobile clinic will roll out to Cottage Grove to offer free medical care, foot care, nutrition guidance and even haircuts, with no appointment needed. Prescriptions will be written as needed, but the clinic does not dispense drugs. The clinic with two volunteer doctors and their trained assistants will be available from noon to 4 pm Sunday in the parking lot at South Lane Mental Health, 1245 Birch Ave. Call 316-5743 or 942-3939. Occupy Medical will be back on the downtown Park Blocks the following Sunday.

• Political entries in the Eugene Celebration Parade Saturday, Aug. 24, include the Peace Train, which will be entry #29 and will gather at 8:30 am at the Civic Stadium Parking lot, off Amazon Drive. Contact Michael Carrigan at calcpeace@gmail.com or call 485-1755. Opportunity Village Eugene and Community Supported Shelters will be entry #53, marching with a Conestoga hut “float,” and will meet at 8:30 am at 19th and High Street. Contact Cary at cdthompson58@gmail.com. The NAACP entry #57 will meet at 8:30 am at the South Eugene High School parking lot along 19th Avenue. Contact Eric Richardson at president@naacplanecounty.org. BRO, ACLU and PFLAG will march for marriage equality as entry #78 and will also gather at SEHS. Contact Jay at tojmoseley@gmail.com.

• A local group involved in the national coast-to-coast Climate March next year, and associated activities, is gathering from 10 to 11:30 am Saturday, Aug. 24, at the EWEB Fountain, 500 E. 4th Ave. See climatemarch.org or email johnca@ourpla.net.

Mayor Kitty Piercy’s next one-on-one public session will be from 5 to 6 pm Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Albertsons, 4740 Royal Ave. Ward 6 Councilor Greg Evans will join the mayor. Piercy holds the meeting in a different neighborhood each month in an ongoing effort to make participation in civic matters more accessible for interested residents. Call the city manager’s office at 682-5010.

 • The Eugene hearings official takes public testimony on Laurel Ridge PUD 5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 28, at downtown library’s Bascom-Tykeson Room. Speak your mind about the possible land use change and proposed 608 new dwellings on a 126-acre parcel east of the Ribbon Trail. More information at wkly.ws/1ja.

• The film Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse will be shown at 8 pm Thursday, Aug. 29, at Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St., as a benefit for White Bird Clinic. Suggested donation is $5 but nobody will be turned away.